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PBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
president has accused washington of holding back deliveries of fuel and eight summit. karzai says the us is trying to pressure him into signing a security deal which would allow american troops to stay in afghanistan on the twenty fourteen but he's got its kind has the teacups washington is very determined to sign the pact by the end of this theory in order for us troops not to withdraw completely from the data sent by the end of twenty fourteen the deal the us is pushing forward with the fifteen thousand troops behind when the assembly of afghan elders and afghan tribal leaders most recently endorsed the security deal with the u s president karzai indicated it was not in no hurry to sign it and now he accuses the west of quote applying pressure and queen dependency by cutting off fuel supplies to several army and police units. the afghan know that we now have the life of the coalition read the us with fuel vehicles logistics and other supplies comic karzai has hardened and independently to crawl he believes his power to the us and now he faces the challenge of showing his people to stan
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 10:30am PST
. but afghan president amin karzai says not until the us cleans up its routes usual the sovereignty and institutions and. continued presence of international forces and afghan villages on the very conduct all the war its own the simmering tensions erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accused the us deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal. the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true. it's not the only stat. a us drone strike last week killed the toddler and enter to win in the top us commander for only apologize. but karzai once and different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the us response don't hold your breath there's not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary that we have sacrificed in and supported them in their democratic progress in tackling the insurgency mlk day. but the insurgency isn't over. in parts of afghanistan residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear the taliban this man says he lost t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid karzai says he will not sign it until next year. could it strain relations with president hamid karzai. >> i
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
afghan president karzai to sign a deal between the united states and afghanistan that would determine the size and shape of a u s forces after combat troops leave at the end of twenty fourteen count yesterday mr rasmussen decided to play hardball. he said that if karzai doesn't sign that deal with the americans all nato forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan after thirteen years of war and that eight billion dollars in annual aid to afghanistan so badly needs will that be in jeopardy too but and this is a game of fact carrots and sticks approach was softball for nato and the united states somewhat softened their stance today the us secretary of state john kerry can know with a new proposal this morning saying all right if karzai doesn't want to sign the deal must come up with a plan to help them save things couldn't get the defense minister to sign with anyone as soon as it gets signed quickly and to see you in our current side meanwhile he knows that he needs this money of course i wanted done and his own terms. yes i really wanna find a deal until after the april elections. he a
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
not all preferred option. president karzai says he will now leave it to his successor to decide on a peace agreement of the national elections in april. over the weekend president karzai accused washington of holding back the supplies from afghan security forces in a bid to cut were saving to signing the peace agreement. an allegation that you add projects. with the slate of afghanistan still up in the end john kerry next heads to moldova. instead of the long anticipated visit to ukraine which has rejected a key partnership agreement with the european union and the perceived pressure from russia. the move is being seen as a clear snub to kiev stoking concerns about rising tension is reminiscent of old cold war rivalries many groups were relegated to the pops. or don't carry it on his way to moldova as we speak but he did attend a special meeting this morning between nature and russia where they touched on contentious issues such as syria as well as europe's missile defence shield. i also tried to defuse some of the tensions which have risen very high all blake. by looking at areas of poten
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen to paper. they want more peace talks and they wanted no more raids on afghan homes. that promises to be a sticking point potentially for the allies who are still fighting against insurgents and taliban members insi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. >>> if president hamid karzai doesn't sign a peace treaty with the united states, all troops would have to pull out before the end of next year. karzai says he might delay signing until after elections. >>> europe's human's rights court is hearing whether poland posted a secret cia jail on his soil. it says the united states held and interrogated al-qaeda suspects. the allegations come from two guantanamo bay inmates, but are strongly denied by poland. >>> the ed -- editor of the guardian is appearing before a hearing so answer questions about though whistleblower edward snowden. he said there wasn't an editor who would have handed back the information. >>> for the first time in history we have both the money and knowledge to reduce illness and early deaths around the world. that's according to a new report which says better spending could close the health gap between the rich and poor. investing in health is worth it, because better spending can cut early death rates, and economies are boosted by a healthier, longer-living population. the report recommends doubling spending on research and develop
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
consecutive terms. if i could, karzai has the same problem. he is a little bit crazy, is not trustworthy, tries to get the best deal for himself -- not necessarily for his people, but for himself. not aneceptive and honest broker. you see that off and on in these backroom middle eastern countries more than you do anywhere else. host: leading us to the headlines today in the paper about the afghanistan deal that john kerry is trying to negotiate along with nato, getting karzai to sign it. the headline in "the washington post ," is that it is in peril. it has been in peril the whole time. it is going to hurt the international community's help afghanistan. people will not invest billions of dollars if they do not know where the money is going, if it is just going into the corrupt pockets of an afghan official. i do not know what the problem of karzai is. i truly do not. for all the help, the money, the lives that the international community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot of international terrorist the pakistan with its nuclear capability, clearly it
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30am PST
president karzai he said he'd leave it to whoever came into office often enough that next year's elections in april. really up setting the apple cart because the entire first millet re process in afghanistan resides at home. this agreement being put into place at the moment as you mentioned of all major u s forces. involving combat operations even if it's not in direct combat. perhaps giving things like this support afghan forces that will wrap up by this time next year that i want to leave a strong presence in its place a training mission of assistance mission he could come with about eight billion us dollars but it needs to have this agreement in place only this what they really trying to nail through this meeting but it is breaking but brings mentioned clearly present cause by the afghan president he's thinking of his legacy he wants to be seen as a strong leader who was not a use trying to send a message. but nato in the us looking at the security system. there's security setup on the ground in afghanistan and they see as still being full of vulnerabilities and weaknesses. they believ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
with hamid karzai. he will not sign a security deal with the u.s. until after the april election. progress will have to be made. >> it's sunday in south africa. the country's official week of mourning for nelson mandela has begun. it is well into sunday morning, yet there is still a few dye hards. to my left on the streets, it played a few part in nelson mandela's life and the life of apartheid. so many came out to honour the struggle and the lessons that he left with. >> this street hosted apartheid's bloodiest battle and thanked its famous residents for winning the fight. outside nelson mandela's house, and played protest songs. >> in a quiet corner, nelson mandela was thanked. this was a champ, he coaches kids to box because nelson mandela asked him to. nelson mandela urged him to help his community and to take his anger out on the community, not the street. >> i wouldn't be alive today. i help the children now. >> nelson mandela loved boxing. he considered it an outlet for stress and anger. >> he trained here. it's the soweto ymca today. >> today young men from soweto train in a mooede
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
-government protesters speak out. >> afghanistan president hamid karzai is still unwilling to sign the agreement. deadlines have come and gone, and jane ferguson are reporting how afghans are getting nervous regarding the future of their economy. >> reporter: for more than ten years the money market in kabul has done a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poured into the economy, and afghans making money honestly or otherwise, traded in foreign exchange. now it's bus yeser than ever because of increasing anxiety of the local currency of the afghani. the president of afghanistan is still refuse to go sign the security pact with the u.s. that would mean some foreign forces would remain after 2014. but billion dollars of aid would remain. with that the economy is expected to collapse without that. that is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed then people will be panicked and it will effect the country. it is disappointing and our businessmen are not investing. people are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> at afghans panic and exchange their money for u
KRON
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
to pakistan from afghanistan, where he visited u.s. troops but president hamid karzai, who has rankled the u.s. by refusing to sign a security agreement before year's end. >> eight major tech giants, many from the bay area, have called for tighter controls on government surveillance. the companies, including google, facebook and twitter are joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the united states snoops on people. they issued an open letter to president barack obama, saying that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations have "highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide." the letter published monday said: "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual - rights that are enshrined in our constitution." the letter follow revelations by former national security agency contractor edward snowden, who leaked details of the secret programs that critics say violate privacy rights >> i will highlight more of the weather when we return. >> ice, snow, a
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
-- soldiers to operate there. these are good international agreements. karzai is playing a game. he is bickering that we want to deal more than he wants the deal , or he thinks we have to have a deal. i think we do not play this game of chicken and walk away. this deal is really important. by the way, it also sends a message to our adversaries and allies in the region. that is not helpful to us given what has happened in the middle east. -- >> on behalf of the audience year, thank you for being here to show us your depth and commands of these issues, and your bipartisan leadership in the congress and committee. thank you. >> thanks for having me. [applause] >> great to see you. thank you very much. >> if you could all stay seated, we are going to begin the next session right away with representative christopher van hollen. christopher van hollen was elected to the congress in 2002 representing maryland's eight district and quickly rose to become one of the youngest members of the democratic leadership, serving as chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee and as as
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
to the floor to speak about the bilateral strategic agreement and the fact that president karzai has refused to sign the proposal offered by the administration. since we have been in afghanistan, 2,285 americans have given their lives for our country and 19,514 have been wounded. the time has come for congress to understand history. from the days of alexander the great to the british to the russians, no one has ever changed afghanistan. the american people are tired of the cost of war, both life and money. as i said yesterday, it is my hope that in early 2014, the leadership of the house will permit a debate and a vote on the agreement that will obligate our country to afghanistan for at least 10 more years. i realize that the vote will not change the agreement, because the president does have the authority, but this will give us a chance to represent the people of america who the majority are opposed to this agreement. it is unacceptable that we will continue to spend billions of dollars at a time, according to special inspector general, the waste, fraud and abuse is worse in afghanistan to
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
deal. it's a bad thing president karzai is playing politics with this and not getting on and doing it. it is crucial. there's an election in afghanistan next year. the question will be is there enough credibility in that election to keep the security situation under control and it will require some continued presence of american forces there. >> you mentioned china and perhaps the continued slow down on the chinese economy but we're seeing think it week, a rise in regional tensions driven by chinese nationalism over this disputed set of islands. what happens in that region in terms of national security and how, if you were sitting in the white house or if you were taking your magazine to the white house tomorrow what would you be warning them about regional tensions? >> i think it's another very good example of where america is so essential that without the american presence there, without america being prepared to hold the fort, that situation could easily get out of control very fast. >> we're looking at the prospect of some sort of military conflict? >> potentially unfortunately yo
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
. no one has said that they are going to need to change it. president karzai has said he does not want to be
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
international agreements. karzai is playing a game. he is bickering that we want to deal more than he wants the deal, or he thinks we have to have a deal. i think we do not play this game of chicken and walk away. this deal is really important. by the way, it also sends a message to our adversaries and allies in the region. that is not helpful to us given what has happened in the middle east. >> on behalf of the audience year, thank you for being here to show us your depth and commands of these issues, and your bipartisan leadership in the congress and committee. thank you. >> thanks for having me. [applause] >> great to see you. thank you very much. >> if you could all stay seated, we are going to begin the next session right away with representative christopher van hollen. christopher van hollen was elected to the congress in 2002 representing maryland's eight district and quickly rose to become one of the youngest members of the democratic leadership, serving as chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee and as assistant to the speaker of the house. in 2010, he was elect
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
. jones: the letter respectfully reminded the president that president karzai continues to thumb his nose in the eyes of the american taxpayer. we have seen many news articles reporting karzai refusal to sign bilateral strategic agreement that this administration has proposed, an agreement that would obligate united states money and united states troops for at least 10 more years in afghanistan. in an associated press article printed in my state paper tiled "afghanistan president delays deal," the subtitle goes on to read, "u.s. says it will pull out troops if security agreement isn't signed." mr. speaker, it is my hope that the house will encourage the president to pull our troops out and stop spending money we do not have in a country that does not even want our help. furthermore, it's my hope that the house and senate leadership will in 2014 allow congress to vote on this issue of the bilateral strategic agreement. mr. speaker, it is wrong that the afghan parliament may vote on whether they want this agreement with the united states, but the house and the senate that represent the amer
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